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AJ Maddah on Blink-182'sTravis Barker: "He thinks heis a fucking gangster"

UPDATE: 22/2/13” Travis Barker and AJ Maddah have buried the hatchet, with Barker putting the feud down to a “HUGE lack of communication”.

Blink 182’s Travis Barker and festival promoter AJ Maddah have become embroiled in a Twitter fight about the drummer’s last minute decision not to join the band in Australia to play Soundwave Festival.

The war of words was triggered by a statement Barker made on Instagram earlier today in which he defended his no-show, saying: “If they would’ve scheduled Australia around a boat schedule I would’ve made it … They also didn’t schedule enough time to get from gig to gig without flying, so in a way I was forced not to go.”

Maddah responded to Barker’s accusations with a series of tweets in which he revealed that not only was the band paid a reported $5-million for their services but the drummer “insisted on being paid in full” for his no-show. Maddah went on to label Barker an “extortionist” and claim that Barker had “threatened to legally stop the other guys from coming unless he got 1/3 of fee.” He also reiterated that the festival had accommodated Barker’s needs by organising a bus to drive him from show to show.

Barker has since responded to Maddah on Twitter, labeling the promoter’s version of events “all bullshit” and claiming that he is just “fabricating shit.” At the time of publishing Barker was trying to reach Maddah by phone without luck: “Pick up your phone AJ. You’ve got a reputation to uphold. You lying? Dodging me? Had so much to say thru twitter 30 min ago”. Stay tuned for updates.

Blink-182 played their first Australian show – with Bad Religion drummer Brooks Wackerman sitting in for Barker – in Sydney on Wednesday night. Read FL’s review of the show here.

A battle of tweets:

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Travis Barker




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crob

crob said on the 22nd Feb, 2013

I do wonder out of this 1.5 million how much does Brooks Wackerman get...

Lance Uppercut

Lance Uppercut said on the 22nd Feb, 2013

AJ should really handle this shit in-house instead of airing it all out on twitter.

oldgregg

oldgregg said on the 22nd Feb, 2013

timeline is facebook, not twitter.

boom! egg on your face, barker, you plum.

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 22nd Feb, 2013

I hope AJ never gives up twitter

oldgregg

oldgregg said on the 22nd Feb, 2013

I think barker needs straighten up and fly right. I mean it's pretty plane to everyone that he's taking the piss. now he's caused turbulence with a huge promoter and it's going down in flames. i'd even say the relationship is terminal. I'm sure AJ gave him a big black box of money to play, he could have checked in earlier to let us know he wasn't coming.

...

Travis Barker was in a plane crash.


....

lol.

crob

crob said on the 22nd Feb, 2013



but then we miss out on the roller coaster rider of laughs at AJs posts, fear of bands pulling out, laughs at bands Retort, Zeus declaring death to drummer...... an eerie calm ..... then Catastrophic malfunction sending the cart to Certain doom

relishdead

relishdead said on the 22nd Feb, 2013

dirty laundry, air, public....

Oflick

Oflick said on the 22nd Feb, 2013

AJ broke off his feud with Good Charlotte, so now he's on the rebound with Travis.

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 22nd Feb, 2013

A.J. is such a whiney bitch. His twitter is like a car crash and the car was full of menstruating school girls.

All those lines of coke are coming back with a vengeance, he is a certified space cadet.

crob

crob said on the 22nd Feb, 2013



how could anyone remain angry at those cute little feces*
http://wearesearch.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/kfcmaddenbrothers-215x300.jpg


* not a spelling mistake

OrdinaryInfidel

OrdinaryInfidel said on the 22nd Feb, 2013

AJ seems like such a level headed, savvy businessman. It's hard to believe such nice chap has so much beef with so many people.

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 22nd Feb, 2013

Yes savvy businessman continually trash talk on Twitter and avoid professionalism like it was an STD.

ROYALwithCHEESE

ROYALwithCHEESE said on the 22nd Feb, 2013

Now I don't feel so bad for laughing at the travis barker plane crash jokes.

jackmysack

jackmysack said on the 22nd Feb, 2013

is aj ever professional? god i hate him.

OrdinaryInfidel

OrdinaryInfidel said on the 22nd Feb, 2013

How long until he sub-contracts his "twitter wars" out to the kids who answer the incessantly stupid questions on the SW FB ?

KellyDaStrange

KellyDaStrange said on the 22nd Feb, 2013

i signed up to faster louder just to say oldgregg's comment here made my day.

trenticles

trenticles said on the 22nd Feb, 2013

wow. this is awkward. posting a news story before doing your homework. some great investigative reporting here. you should apply for a job at today tonight.

ROYALwithCHEESE

ROYALwithCHEESE said on the 22nd Feb, 2013



Do you know what your kid's are upto late at night?

sarcasm_mister

sarcasm_mister said on the 22nd Feb, 2013

all Travis had to say was "really sorry Aus for not making it. i tried my best but i just couldn't get on that plane"

instead it sounds like "why wasn't this festival where i'm the drummer for the 3rd biggest band not completely scheduled around my needs"

im on Team AJ here

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 22nd Feb, 2013

I wish Tom Delonge couldn't get on the plane.

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 22nd Feb, 2013

So there is a team dumb shit?
Predictably, A.J has now back pedalled like the douche nozzle that he is and has blamed everyone else but himself for his behaviour.
Hopefully he has some friends with a bit of intelligence and they convince him to hand over his Twitter account. The guy talks big but then backs down when shit gets real.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 22nd Feb, 2013

I'm glad to see they decided to back down and take a handful of chill pills. They will feel better in the AM.

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 22nd Feb, 2013



ahahahahaah fucking hell

damo65

damo65 said on the 22nd Feb, 2013

seems to me that maddah starts shit with the wrong guy, and then, because he is, y'know. ajfuckinmaddah, has to fight his corner. good on barker for fronting up, because, the usual sw fanboy response is to bow in the direction of maddah. given the overwhelming negative response to aj's position, maybe the bubble has burst. oh, and have fun with your 25 minute sets tomorrow, kiddies!

sgpixie

sgpixie said on the 23rd Feb, 2013

aj is entertaining, hope he never gives up twitter

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 24th Feb, 2013













http://media.tumblr.com/93d300bdfb1d4667702e78e3cdd5fa59/tumblr_inline_miphdotdnf1qfy34a.gif

I'm not actually that angry, but how adorable is that gif!

Scooter mcgavin

Scooter mcgavin said on the 24th Feb, 2013



http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc513/dmills31/hide-yo-kids-hide-yo-wife.jpg